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Full text of "Gadaba"




Intonation arid interrogative pronouns are'the two means of

interrogation in this language.



1.     Intonation of the last syllable of the sentence and lengthening

of the last vowel express intorragation.



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ma : yu pi : gi = He came



w



ma : yu pi : gi ? = He came ? (did he come)



ma : yu ludo : = He laughed                             -  - - " 







ma : yu ludo :? = He laughed ? (Did he laugh)

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2.     At the pont of interrogative intonation "/ a/ is also added

optionally*   This / a/ is probably an influence of Telugu

as follows :



wa : du vacca : du == He came



*                " 



wa : du vacca : da : = He came (Did he come ?)



"                                   *



In Telugu also this /a :/ is a variant with the lengthening

of the final vowel as



wadu vacca : du : ?



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3.     Interrogative suffix /a :/ following the final vowel undergoes

changes.   There the interrogative intonation stands on /a :/

3J.   The interrogative   /a:/  following/i/ becomes / ae/



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came = pi : gi + a : = pi gae :? = came ?



set = le : gi + a : = le : gae :? = sat ?



3.2.   The   interrogative   /a :/ following /u/ or /o/iccees

/wa:/



/ma : yu modugu/  He sto^d



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/ma : yu modugu/ + a = ma ; yu modugu wa : = He stood?